This gorgeous Trio has an apricot colored ground, mazarine or cobalt blue flowers and fencing, and lots of gilding. The cups have the "Old English" style handles. The set is in excellent condition.
The 5-7/8" saucer is quite deep. The tea cup is 2-1/4" high to the top of the handle and is almost 4" in diameter. The coffee cup is 2-3/4" high with a 3-1/4" diameter.
All 3 pieces are marked with the pattern number 1394 in red. This shape is definitely by John Yates of Shelton, Staffordshire. Matching examples of the shape can be found on page 129, plates 773 & 774 of Michael Berthoud's "A Compendium of British Cups". The pattern number 1394 also corresponds to Yates' pattern system. The set dates c. 1825-30.
There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing and no repairs. The gilding is in wonderful condition except for some slight wear to the interior ring of the saucer. All 3 pieces ring when tapped.
I currently have 2 sets of these trios available. The price listed is for one 3 piece set.
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